LaBarge manufacturing plant achieves one million hour safety mark
Feb 18, 2008
LaBarge, Inc. has announced that the Company's Huntsville, Ark., plant is the recipient of a One Million Hour Safety Award, which will be presented by James L. Salkeld, Director of the Arkansas Department of Labor.
The festivities will begin with an all-employee photo of LaBarge staff wearing one-million-hour jackets in front of the plant at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at 403 LaBarge Avenue in Huntsville.
The presentation ceremony will immediately follow and also include State Representative Roy Ragland, Madison County Judge Wes Fowler and Huntsville Mayor Larry Bates.
"In a manufacturing plant, our first commitment is to safety, and then to the quality and on-time delivery that are crucial to our customers," said Russ Meyer, general manager of the Huntsville operation. "This safety achievement by LaBarge employees reflects the serious commitment they've already made by working here, to strive daily for perfection in all aspects of their efforts to produce some of most complex products in the world. I take my hat off to their integrity and work ethic, on which our customers know they can rely."
Two hundred and four employees accumulated 1,000,000 work hours without a lost day away from work due to a work related injury or illness between April 12, 2005 and Jan. 16, 2008. LaBarge's safety program includes a safety committee made up of both employees and management.